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Meaning of thoracic artery

thorac'ic ar'tery

Pronunciation: [key]
— Anat. Anat.
  1. any of several arteries that distribute blood to the muscles and organs of the thorax: used as a replacement artery in coronary bypass surgery. Also called
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